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Richard MassinghamCoughs and Sneezes (1945)

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Amusing health propaganda trailer on the dangers of sneezing. NHS in 1948. Public health. Colds. Coughs and Sneezes spread diseases, Modern Public Health Campaign Films. Post War era.


This movie is part of the collection: British Government Public Information Films

Director: Richard Massingham
Production Company: Public Relationship Films
Sponsor: Ministry of Information for Ministry of Health
Audio/Visual: sound, color
Language: English
Keywords: health; colds; nhs


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Reviewer: RetroXana - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - September 26, 2008
Subject: Hilarious
But I marvel at how that man sneezes *exactly* the same way, same pitch, every time!

Reviewer: Ardath Bey - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - September 9, 2007
Subject: gesundheit!
i´ve learned a lot in this nice short movie!

Reviewer: elocina - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - March 23, 2007
Subject: funny, but gets redundant...
...especially all the sneezing noises at the end.

Reviewer: ridetheory - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - December 17, 2006
Subject: Sadistic Narrator
The hero of this film can't muster a sneeze when required, so the narrator's arm comes into the frame and shakes a substantial amount of pepper all over the poor fellow's head.

NO, really, a LOT of pepper -- like three or four cups.

Reviewer: boffy_b - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - November 5, 2005
Subject: Classic public information film
I've seen this a few times on TV, it's great to have stuff like this on the archive.

After some of semi-relevant slapstick, we are treated to my personal favourite public information film star spreading disease and pestilence to his fellow men via the most implausible-sounding sneezes ever recorded, "WHOOOF! WHOOF! WHOOF!".

Then, the stern and very 1940s narrator grabs the man and sits him down for a lesson in the correct employment of a handkerchief.

This man's dopey facial expression is priceless, and the film is well worth watching just for that and the WHOOF sound effect.

See also the follow-up on how to clean your hankie at http://www.archive.org/details/dont_spread_germs_TNA

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Public Information Films